Big 3 set to play reality-style Basketball tournament
With the NBA and the rest of the world of sports on hiatus for the unforeseeable future. Ice Cube’s BIG3 is looking to help fill the void that has been left open during this global quarantine. T by bringing former basketball stars on the court and continuing their three on three basketball league, with an interesting twist.
During these hard times, the BIG3 plans to launch a quarantined, reality show-style three on three tournament in April to provide some kind of basketball entertainment that the country has been craving due to the coronavirus sports hiatus.
Founders Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz are currently negotiating with TV networks to broadcast the reality show tournament. With hopes of capturing an international audience as well.
The preseason tournament will feature 16 to 22 players from The Big3 who are negative for the coronavirus. The players will then be quarantined in a large home in Los Angeles. Where the tournament will be played out in full. According to Yahoo Sports, a basketball court/facility will be built on site. If a player breaks quarantine at any point during the tournament, he would be eliminated and removed from the premises. The reality show portion will follow both the games and the players’ daily lives. Which will be captured on camera, by an offsite camera production crew, for added drama and storylines.
“As long as we can protect the players, which we will do through proper testing and quarantine, Ice cube and I feel we can give fans some safe, entertaining brand of basketball to get everyone through this pandemic,” Kwatinetz said in an interview with Yahoo Sports.
Details are still currently being worked but former NBA stars are set to play. Joe Johnson, Zach Randolph and Greg Oden are among former players who we could possibly see hitting the court. The Big3’s 2020 season is set to kick off on June 20th in Memphis.
While this isn’t exactly the NBA, this will have to do for now as we wait to see what becomes of this NBA season. Ice Cube deserves a round of applause for trying to do what can to help ease the pain of this sports hiatus and provide live sporting content.
Will you be tuning in to watch the BIG 3?